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Assay Name:  Cell-based secondary assay for identifying Hsp90 inhibitors that degrade Hsp90 client protein Her2
Description:  Emory Chemistry-Biology Discovery Center Assay Overview: MLSCN Grant: 1 X01MH78953-01 Hsp90 is a chaperon with important roles in maintaining transformation and in elevating the survival and growth potential of cancer cells. Recent evidence suggests additional applications of Hsp90 inhibitors in neurodegenerative diseases, nerve injuries, inflammation and infection. Several natural products that inactivate Hsp90 function have anti-tumor effects in in vitro and in vivo models of cancer. However, due to the role of Hsp90 in normal cellular homeostasis, it remained unclear whether Hsp90 inhibitors will be sufficiently specific for use as therapeutic agents. Early clinical results with 17AAG, the first Hsp90 inhibitor to enter clinical trials, confirm that Hsp90 is a promising target for novel cancer therapeutics and pave the road for the introduction of Hsp90 inhibitors in the clinic. The potential of Hsp90 inhibitors as therapeutics in other diseases has been less explored.
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